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Israeli minister threatens Assad

ISRAEL (OBSERVATORY) –┬áIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that the life of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would be threatened if Iran were allowed to wage war on Israel from Syria.

“If Assad allows Iran or any other party to declare war on Israel from Syrian territory, he has full responsibility and all the risks,” Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said in a videotape on the site.

“It is unthinkable for us to allow Assad, in one way or another, to declare a war from his country and to keep him or his regime in place,” Steinitz, who is also a member of the small security cabinet dealing with strategic issues, warned. Itself threatened”.

“I believe that what is happening in Syria may be crucial to our future and our security, and I hope that things will not deteriorate into a full-scale war,” he said. “We are determined to prevent Iran’s military presence on our northern border, and I hope that this is clear to the Iranians and Bashar Assad. Will regret it in the future. ”

Syria and Israel are still in a state of war, although the ceasefire line in the Golan remained calm for decades until the civil war erupted in Syria in 2011.

The Syrian front is experiencing intense tension between Iran and Israel.

Israel has launched several raids on targets in Syria in recent years.

Israel has sought to avoid direct intervention in the Syrian war, but has admitted dozens of air strikes there to stop what it says is sophisticated arms shipments to its enemy, the Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah.